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City Hall


The open hall brings in classical and neoclassical design elements that emulate those of historic city halls in Chicago and across America. The interiors of City Hall stay true to the building’s pre-1920 roots. Most of the original brick remains in the column-free event hall, as do the detailed truss ceiling and 20-foot clerestory windows. Skylights run the length of the building and bathe the space in natural light, accentuating the intricate iron trusses and exposed brick original to the structure. In the Recess bar next door, retractable glass-paneled garage doors open directly onto the patio. Awash in natural light, the dining room is anchored by a 40-foot wooden bar that feels like it’s been there forever—or at least as long as the Daleys were in office.

The Event Space

300 seated | 950 reception-style

Buy Out of Recess Restaurant, Patio & Event Space

1,780 reception-style

or visit us at

838 W. Kinzie, Chicago, IL 60642


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